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Frank is forced to fire himself, but with the inspiration of the SOL crew, he gets his job back. The crew watches a movie about a bunch of giant mutant teens terrorizing a town. Tommy Kirk, Beau Bridges and Ronny Howard star.
The show debuts on the Sci-Fi Channel with the 'se-quel' to the cult classic Creature From The Black Lagoon. Crow can't remember Mike, the Earth in the year 2525 is ruled by apes(supposedly with the help of Mike's ancestors) and Pearl is their Lawgiver, and she blames Mike for her son going back to mad scientist-ing so she takes up his experiment.moreless
The crew watches a giant praying mantis attack the Arctic Circle, while Mike inadvertantly blows up Ape Earth.
Joel and the 'bots watch yet another Sandy Frank movie, this time an Japanese TV ripoff of Planet Of The Apes. They do their own version of Inherit The Wind and present the latest in ape fashion while Frank grows big babies.
Gamera helps two boys who sneak onto a spaceship get back to Earth. Also, the crew sings their version of the Gamera theme song and Michael Feinstein visits Deep 13.
Another spy movie is on the screen for the crew while Frank becomes a talent agent(for Mike, Tom and Torgo, but not Crow), the 'bots do 'This Is Your Life, Mike Nelson!' and Tom develops his own death ray--for peaceful purposes(until he zaps Crow because he just can't resist).
The crew endures more Sandy Frank as they see a movie taken from a Japanese TV series. Listen for the 'Forklift Song.'
The crew watches the first of the Gamera movies. Joel presents an endless salad bar container while Frank has problems with his bird cage vacuum. Tom also sings his famous song, 'Tibby, Oh Tibby.'
While watching a movie about a space trip to Jupiter, the crew fends of the attacks of a black Crow, which the real Crow names 'Timmy.' The Mads invent a huge checkbook for the huge checks at sporting events, but Frank uses a couple without telling Dr. Forrester.
Mike and the 'bots see the story of a race of albinos living in a mountain at the top of the world, while the apes celebrate Lawgiver Daze...except for Bobo. Watch for ex-Vikings running back Robert Smith in a cameo at the end.
The crew watches the story of a Finnish hero who fights off invaders and perfoms a satirical politcal revue. The Mads entertain their female neighbors from Deep 12 and the movie's hero stops by as well.
Yet another movie set after the apocalypse, but with teens. The crew present Mr. Meat-And-Potato Head while Morrissey visits Deep 13 and depresses everyone.
The crew watches the last Hercules movie while they and the Mads present baby-themed inventions. Gypsy tries to riff with the 'bots but only lasts a few minutes.
The crew watches another time travel movie while turning into 'big, buttery slabs of Fabio!' They also sing the song 'Tubular Boobular Joy' and read from Jack Palance's autobiography.
The SOL crew engage in a gag weapon war with the Mads as they watch a failed TV pilot about an astronaut held captive on an Earth-like planet.
Movie Plot: The Killer Shrews Some scientists on an island accidentally create giant poisonous shrews.
Also riffed was the short: Junior Rodeo Daredevils.
Intro: Joel gives gifts to the 'bots. Gyspy receives a Love's Baby Soft Bath Kit. Tom gets a dragster with a tape deck. Crow recieves a pair of dress slacks, which he is not enthusiastic about.
Segment One: Tom tries to comfort Crow, but he drives off in his car. The Mads have a missle ready to split the Earth in two, but they don't have much to gain from using it. Joel invents Jim Henson's Edgar Winter Babies.
Segment Two: Joel tries to impersonate Will Rogers. He has Crow dress up like a steer and Tom as a cactus; however he gets too much into it and ties up Crow.
Segment Three: Servo and Crow create a Killer Shrews board game. No one moves. They break down and Joel comforts them.
Segment Four: Joel and The Mads try a drink that Servo and Crow came up called the Killer Shrew. It makes Joel collapse and Frank go crazy.
Segment Five: The 'bots dress up as killer shrews and attack Joel as he reads a viewer's letter. Frank has drank too much Killer Shrew and Dr. Forrester gives him an ipecac.
Stinger: Dr. Craigis tries to explain the experiment to Thorne.
While watching another sword and sorcery epic, Crow professes his love for Estelle Winwood, Joel sells Basil Rath-bones for dogs, and Dr. Forrester invents biohazard pillows for the home that make Frank sick.
Kathy Ireland stars as a nerdy girl who blossoms after rescuing her father from Atlantis. This causes the crew to sing about her, to try and figure out her emotions and think about other models. The Mads invent the donor organ vending machine and Mike invents Fridge Udders for milk, which makes the 'bots go fridge tipping.moreless
The crew watches yet another movie about an alien life form. The Mads present Tragic Moments figurines and the crew makes a kit to impersonate Jack Palance.
Gamera returns to fight another monster, this time a flying one with a triangluar head. Also, the bots try to do the Gamera-damerung, but it never gets anywhere.
Season Four begins with a Oscar-winning movie getting the treatment. Also, the crew's invention is found to be illegal while Joel tries to get the 'bots to be 'all for one and one for all' but fails.
Tom gets a new voice and Dr. Forrester gets a new sidekick, but the crew still has to watch the same old bad movies. This one features Lloyd Bridges and Hugh O'Brien as they try to get the moon.
Gamera returns from space to fight the monster Baurgon in the second movie of the famed series. Also, the 'bots have a computer interface war and play elderly Midwestern women eating at TGI Tokyo.
The crew watches a post-apocalyptic movie while taking in what turns out to be the final Commando Cody short. They also bring out a monster truck pipe.
The crew watches a movie about a giant scorpion that threatens Mexico, while creating their own puppet show. Meanwhile, the Mads suffer severe mutations.
While watching a Lassie movie, Tom gets gold fever and tries to melt Crow, Frank gets his heart attached to generators, and a short on body care leads to a debate.
The crew watches the last Gamera movie as the mutant turtle fights a sea creature from another planet. Joel and the 'bots celebrate by having a root beer keg party(with Tom as the party keg), make dioramas of their favorite scenes, and make a model of Gamera's insides.
The crew watches a movie about a mechanic who encounters a motorcycle gang. Joel presents a pet Slinky while the gang make up terminology for the new sport of sidehacking.
The crew watches another late 60's space film while presenting games of the future.
The crew watches a knockoff of the James Bond movies starring Sean Connery's brother Neil and several of the actors in the actual Bond movies. Frank tries to be Bavarian while Joel and the 'bots compare the careers of the Connery brothers.
The crew watches slime monsters invade Los Angeles while putting Commando Cody on trial for 'crimes against reality' after watching the sixth installment of the short.
The crew watches a Cold War 'epic' about a US spy dropped into the USSR to try to prevent nuclear war. He fails and the Russkies bomb Manhattan. The Mads turn foosball into water polo, Tom gets a 'haircut' and Joel tries to explain the Cold War with children's puppets being targeted. Also watch for the very first end-of-show stinger and chapter 2 of The Phantom Creeps.moreless
While watching a movie about youth exploited on a farm, Tom gets a magnetic tapeworm, Gypsy has Richard Basehart flashbacks, and the crew presents a pipe which squirts water on the matches.
The crew has to endure another Fugitive Alien movie while Tom is brought back from the dead and the Captain Joe action figure is created.
Movie Plot: Astronauts battle one-eyed aliens at a space station.
Segment One: Joel explains the premise of the show, as well as introduces us to The Satellite of Love, as well as Crow and Beeper, two robots of his own design. He then presents to Earth an invention that allows people to turn their heads heads around in a 360º circle.
Segment Two: Joel introduces the world to Gypsum, a third robot that he had not yet shown to us. She faints upon learning that she's on television.
Segment Three: Joel discovers The Secret of Life, which is on 8-track.
Movie Plot: Aliens from the Moon battle the Earth.
Host Segment I: The crew does a skit about the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.